Tracker (search software)

Tracker is a file indexing and search framework for Linux and other Unix-like systems. It is written in the C programming language.

GNOME Tracker in 2014.
Stable release2.1.6 (November 5, 2018 (2018-11-05)[1]) [±]
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like systems (Linux and others)
TypeSearch tool

Tracker has been adopted by the GNOME desktop environment and is heavily integrated into GNOME Shell and GNOME Files.

One of the developers of the Conduit application has suggested using Tracker to create "a metadata-enabled GNOME",[2] similar to using Strigi as an indexer for a metadata framework in KDE Software Compilation 4.

See also


  1. "Index of /sources/tracker". 2018-11-05.
  2. John Stowers. "A Metadata Enabled GNOME - Johns Blog". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
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